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2012 Junior Immersion Trip Passport N

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Name______________________________________________________ Your Tangier Family Name______________________________________


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Grading Rubric

50% of your Immersion Trip grade will be participation, 50% of your grade will be your passport. • The completed Passport should:

> Be turned in on time

> Have all required parts completed

> Be accurate and provide factual responses

> Show thoughtful reflection as appropriate

> Show the making of connections between experiences and the big question

PASSPORT RUBRIC Student has completed all required parts with high quality

A/95

Student has completed all required parts but quality needs some improvement

B/85

Student has completed all required parts with poor quality OR stu- C/75 dent has some parts with high quality but is missing components Student is missing required parts and parts present need improvement

D/65

Student missed deadline or has done minimal work of poor quality

F/59

• Participation is more than simply being present. 50% of your Immersion Trip grade will be based on how active and positive your attitude is throughout your Immersion Trip experience. PARTICIPATION RUBRIC Student has actively participated in all aspects of the Immersion Trip and consistently demonstrated a positive attitude

A/95

Student has actively participated in most aspects of the Immersion Trip and demonstrated a good attitude

B/85

Student has participated in some aspects of the Immersion Trip and demonstrated a satisfactory attitude

C/75

Student has failed to consistently participate in several aspects of the Immersion Trip and demonstrated a poor attitude

D/65

Student has failed to actively participate in most aspects of the Immersion Trip and demonstrated a negative attitude

F/59

Emergency Numbers Christchurch Administrator (804) 815-3449


Pre-Trip Reflection Answer both questions using a combined minimum of 350 words, make sure you answer both reflection questions. Your answers need to be typed and stapled to the inside of this Passport. 1. Think about an aspect of your life that you are proud of and describe why it is important to you. How would having it taken away impact you? 2. Trip expectations: What are you most excited about? How do you think this trip will be different from other school trips (including Immersion Trips) you have been on? How do you think you will learn best on this trip?

Table of Contents The Big Question and Sustainability Fractal............................... 1 The Chesapeake Bay Watershed................................................. 2 Tangier Island Map..................................................................... 3 23440 Mystery Tour................................................................... 4-5 Tangier Home Visit..................................................................... 6 Watermen Experience................................................................ 7 Impressions of Tangier.............................................................. 8 Reedville Map............................................................................. 9 Menhaden Matter....................................................................... 10-11 Reedville Unplugged................................................................... 12 Impressions of Reedville............................................................ 13 Heart of the Cheasapeake Bay Sighting List............................... 14 Wrap-Up Reflection.................................................................... 15 Personal Journal / Notes............................................................ 16


Investigating Communities Living at the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Ourselves, Our Nation The Big Question To what extent does government play a role in protecting natural resources, culture and economy?

Sustainability Fractal

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Chesapeake Bay Watershed Instructions locate and label the following on the map: (write the number on the map instead of the words) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Appalachian Mountains Eastern Shore Washington, D.C. Richmond, VA Baltimore, MD Harrisburg, PA Reedville, VA Christchurch, VA Rappahannock River Tangier Island Atlantic Ocean

What is a watershed? _____________________________________________________________ list the six states that are in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed ______________________, ______________________, ______________________, ______________________, ______________________, ______________________.

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Tangier Island Map

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23440 Mystery Tour With your Tangier Family, use your observation and interviewing skills to investigate Tangier Island. Remember to be respectful of everyone. Be mindful of people’s time and space. You should not ask an individual every question, but you can ask different people the same question. Break up the questions. You should walk all over the island. Everyone should ask questions and everyone should listen. Have fun exploring and figuring out how Tangier works! 1. Find Park’s Marina and label it on the Tangier map. List the name of 4 boats you see in “the creek”. 1. 2. 3. 4. 2. Locate Tangier Combine School. What road is it on? • What grades and how many students attend? • How many Juniors? • How many first graders? 3. List the top 4 last names on the Tangier Island. Describe how you accomplished this task. 1.

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4. Find out who and what the following are and describe their role in the community: • Delvin K • Ooker Eskridge • Courtney Thomas • Cindy Parks • Dan Dize • Ken Castelli • Dr. Nichols

5. Where does the drinking water on the island come from? • Where do they get their electricity? 6. How many bridges are on the island? • How did “Hoisten” bridge get its name? • What type of factory used to be located near “Hoisten” bridge?

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• If you were on a date which bridge would you go to and why? Find the bridge on the map and put a heart around it.

7. Find a spot where you can look down into the water. Mark your location with a number 7 on the Tangier Map. • What color is the water? • How far down can you see? • List any animals you can see. 8. Find the Tangier Island History and Cultural Museum. List 3 things in the museum you would like to know more about. 1. 2. 3. 9. What are Main Ridge and West Ridge? Circle them on the Tangier Map. • Label the names of 2 neighborhoods on Main Ridge and 2 on West Ridge on the Tangier Map. 10. Locate the Mail Dock and mark on the Tangier Map. This is a spot where Tangiermen often hang out. Ask what a buster, rank peeler, sook, hotel, and prime are. 11. Who is the top waterman of all time? What made him successful? 12. What does it mean to have the mud between your toes? 13. How many churches are on the island? 14. What is the name of the grocery store? How often is food delivered there? 15. The oldest cemetery is on Long Bridge Road, record the name, date and epitaph from the oldest headstone you can find. How old was the person and when did they pass away? 16. What are favorite traditions in the Tangier community?

17. What are the top jobs on Tangier other than working on the water?

18. What is the best part of being a waterman? What is the hardest?

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Tangier Home Visits Tangier Home Visits will provide a unique opportunity to intimately discover a community with an extremely rich past and uncertain future. You will be spending some quality time with people who have chosen to live on an isolated island at the bottom of a 64,000 square mile watershed. Seventeen million people, governmental regulations, global markets, and rising sea level directly impact the people that you will be talking with and the watermen community that they love. All of the people you are going to visit have volunteered their time because of our interest in the heritage that means so much to them. Please be extremely respectful of the time, thought and generosity of the people who are going to help you really know what it means to be a Tangierman in 2012. Work with your family group to brainstorm questions. Below are a few questions that are designed to help you get started. Divide up the questions and introduce yourself. Let the conversation flow. List the name and occupations of people you are visiting ____________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What is Tangier talk? What is your favorite Tangier saying? What does, “You only came for a mess of greens” mean? What does “she’s fair” mean? What does “you’re selling cakes” mean? 6. Can you tell us a story about big freeze ups? Friday night trials and New Year’s Giving? 7. What do you love about living on Tangier? How important is the church to the community? 8. What is it like to be a child growing up on Tangier? What is your favorite childhood memory? 9. Tell us a story that would help us understand how patriotic Tangier Island is. 10. How have regulations affected life on Tangier? Do you feel like your voice is heard by government representatives? Why? Why not? 11. What are the greatest challenges facing Tangier Island today? Are there plans to overcome these challenges? 12. Will you tell us a story about a time the Island community came together to help someone? 13. 14. 15.

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Watermen Experience Take advantage of this extremely rare opportunity to spend quality time with some of the greatest watermen and community leaders left on Tangier Island. These individuals are proud, hard working, real-deal Tangiermen. Be polite, respectful and shake their hands. Below are questions that will help you get to know a Tangier waterman. Please ask your own questions that arise. Find out the name of the waterman who is volunteering to spend time with you. Also find out the name of his boat and who he named it after. Put both names in the box below.

• Would you tell us about your boat (style, advantages, disadvantages, engine) • What is your daily routine as a Waterman? • What is your favorite Bay animal? Why? • What is the most interesting thing you ever caught? • What is your favorite part of being a Tangier Waterman? • Do you specialize in one type of fishery? What other fisheries besides crabbing can people participate in on the island? • What types of expenses are involved with crabbing/fishing? Has there been anything that has significantly impacted those expenses? • How has the price of crabs changed over the years? What sets the market price? • Is soft crabbing or hard crabbing more profitable? Why? • Where do the crabs go when they are sold to market? • How are different fisheries (crabs, oysters, fish) doing in the Tangier Sound? • Have you noticed a change in the health of the water over time (clarity, fisheries, etc)?

Walker James URBANNA, VIRGINIA

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Impressions of Tangier 1. Since leaving the Western Shore, what were some of the most interesting things that you learned about the community of Tangier and the island itself? • The Community

• The Physical Island

2. Using all your senses describe the highlights from today’s Tangier Experience. Sight: Smell: Hearing: Feeling: Tasting: 3. Think about a fish’s lateral line sense. It allows them to feel vibrations in the water around them (Kind of like feeling “the force” or a sixth sense). If you had a lateral line, what is a highlight that you would have sensed on Tangier Island today?

Reflection Sketch

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Reedville Map Reedville map locations 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Festival Hall Reedville Fisherman’s Museum Altaffer’s House Chitterchats Ice Cream Crazy Crab Resturant Ronnie’s Deli George’s Railway Roger’s Fish Shack Omega Protein Reedville Stack

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Chesapeake Bay

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Menhaden Matters Use the spaces provide to note information about the environmental, social and economic significance of Menhaden and the Menhaden industry. Notes from Mr. Cola’s pre-trip:

Notes from the Reedville Museum:

Notes from Mr. Deihl’s presentation:

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Create a web that tells the story of the Menhaden. Use resources from Mr. Cola’s pre-trip lesson, the Reedville Museum, and Mr. Deihl’s presentation to try and tell the complete story. Use the lines provided and create your own lines as needed.

ENVIRONMENTAL

Filter Feeder

Sold for Crab bait

Native Americans used it to grow crops

SOCIAL

ECONOMIC

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Reedville Unplugged Reedville Unplugged will provide a unique opportunity to intimately discover a community with an extremely rich past and uncertain future. You will be spending some quality time with people who have chosen to live in a community that largely depends on the Menhaden fishery and natural resources of tidewater Virginia. All of the people you are going to visit have volunteered their time because of our interest in the heritage that means so much to them. Please be extremely respectful of the time, thought and generosity of the people who are going to help you really know what it means to be from Reedville, Virginia. Work with your family group to brainstorm questions. Below are a few questions that are designed to help you get started. Divide up the questions and introduce yourself. Let the conversation flow. List the name and occupations of people you are visiting ____________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What’s unique about the culture in the community of Reedville? 6. Can you tell us why this location is important to you and the community of Reedville? 7. What do you love about living in Reedville? How important is the Menhaden to the community? 8. What is it like to be a child growing up in Reedville? What is your favorite childhood memory? 9. Tell us a story that would help us understand how patriotic Reedville is. 10. How have regulations affected life in Reedville? Do you feel like your voice is heard by government representatives? Why? Why not? 11. What are the greatest challenges facing Reedville today? Are there plans to overcome these challenges? 12. Will you tell us a story about a time the Reedville community came together to help someone? 13. 14. 15.

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Impression of Reedville 1. Since arriving in Reedville, what were some of the most interesting things that you learned about the community of Reedville? • The Community

• The natural environment

2. Using all your senses describe the highlights from your Reedville Experience. Sight: Smell: Hearing: Feeling: Tasting: 3. Think about a fish’s lateral line sense. It allows them to feel vibrations in the water around them (Kind of like feeling “the force” or a sixth sense). If you had a lateral line, what is a highlight that you would have sensed in Reedville today?

Reflection Sketch

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Heart of the Chesapeake Bay Sighting List In the Sky 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

List the major activities that you did on this Immersion Trip Example - Tangier mystery tour 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

On the Land 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

In the Water 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Wrap-Up Reflection Think about your experience on the trip, write a 350 word (combined) or more response to these questions. yOUR ANSWERS NEEDS TO BE TyPED AND STAPlED TO THE INSIDE OF THIS PASSPORT. In your opinion where would you place Tangier and Reedville in the sustainability fractal? Draw a dot on the fractals where you think it belongs and answer the questions below.

Nature & Environmentalism

Nature & Environmentalism

Ecology

Ecology Ecology / Equity

Equity / Ecology

SUSTAINABLE

Equity / Ecology

Economy / Ecology

Equity / Economy

Economy / Equity

Business & Capitalism

Tangier

Ecology / Economy

SUSTAINABLE

Society & Socialism

Economy / Ecology Economy

Equity

Economy

Equity Society & Socialism

Ecology / Equity

Ecology / Economy

Equity / Economy

Economy / Equity

Business & Capitalism

Reedville

1. In your opinion, what is the government’s role in protecting the Chesapeake Bay, its culture and economy? Use experiences from your Immersion Trip in the sustainability fractal tools above to defend your opinion. 3. In your opinion what is the most important thing you discovered on this Immersion Trip? What experience helped you most in this discovery?

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Personal Journal / Notes

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